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Recent Santa Barbara Area reviews

  • Nice stay in Santa Barbara

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a nice 3-day stay at this cute little spot nestled among the lush plants and flowers near the ocean front in Santa Barbara. The owners provided everything anyone could need, and were very pleasant to deal with. We'd recommend the place to anyone looking for a visit to this beautiful part of California."
    Guest: Tom M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • WHAT a VRBO experience!!

    "The property was exactly as pictured. The grounds were manicured to perfection, the view was incredible, the host family (Chris Chan) was most gracious and accommodating. She met us upon our arrival, gave us an overview, etc. We were visiting a daughter in SB who does not have room to accommodate guests so this was just perfect for us. We could have some time to our selves to relax, read, explore as well as spend all the family time we needed. Cannot wait to go back! A mere 10 minutes from downtown, and easy drive via the freeway or back roads. it was simply perfect for our visit. If there were 6 stars, this one would get if you enjoy cultural activities, be sure to check out the UCSB Cultural Series -- the Joffrey Ballet was DIVINE!!"
    Guest: Sherry C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 13, 2015
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  • Truly Exceptional ! What a great place to settle into - WOW.

    "My sisters and a brother in law from New England came for my daughter's wedding and after the first two days decided they would come back to Patti and Don's "Same Time Next Year". Pretty radical decision by my staid Eastern siblings. Everything about Patti and Don's cottage had been anticipated and thought of including boogie boards, which we used and surf boards, which we didn't. The beds were very comf, the living room relaxing and well upholstered, the kitchen supplied with anything you could imagine. The laundry room came complete with detergent.... a personal delight was the outside shower with a door directly into the second bathroom. We experienced hotter than normal temperatures (up to 100F) and yet the cottage seemed air conditioned by simply opening the front door and the Dutch door - what was most remarkable = no bugs or flying things. Our daily walks to the beach were enhanced with sand chairs and beach umbrellas. Truly our hosts have thought of everything. Both Patti and Don were extremely helpful and informative regarding where to go, where to eat (of note: Clementine's Steak House at the edge of town = the pies, the pies) and their tips on other places truly enhanced our "Carp -adventure" of five days. We look forward to coming back with great anticipation."
    Guest: Bill Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • A great home with great views of the harbor and ocean

    "This was our second visit to Santa Barbara, and we knew the area where the home is located, so our expectations were high. When we entered the house and walked through to the porch overlooking the ocean, I realized that we were going to have a wonderful time living there again. It is hard to overstate the pleasure we got just from looking at the ocean - from the porch, from the living room, from the dining room. But we also got great pleasure from the wonderful cooking areas, both inside and in the outside area. We had many memorable meals with friends in Santa Barbara. The small yard is beautifully planted and maintained. The home is minutes from the harbor, Shoreline Drive Park, the Douglas Preserve, and Hendry's beach. We walked in one of these at sunset almost every day. We also took advantage of the nearby harbor to take several sailboat trips to watch the sea life in the channel. We also discovered that we were only a short drive away from some great hikes in the foothills of Santa Barbara. Our months living in this home were wonderful. Living there exceeded our very high expectations."
    Guest: Greg Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
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Santa Barbara Area Travel Tips

The Santa Barbara area of California encompasses the sunny cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Goleta, Hope Ranch, Montecito and Summerland. This portion of the state is situated in the southern half and is full of exciting attractions, natural sights to explore and delicious cuisine to dine on. This area is nearby some stunning natural beauty like the Santa Ynez, San Rafael and the Sierra Madre mountain ranges.

The cities in the area are known for unique Mission-style architecture as well as a variety of beaches where you can relax in the sand, catch a fish, try your hand at surfing or hop in the water for a refreshing swim.

Things to Do

- Los Padres National Forest: In Goleta, nature and outdoor lovers will enjoy a visit the Los Padres National Forest. As you explore through the vegetation, keep your eye out for the local wildlife like California condors, peregrine falcons, California mule deer and more. There are more 1,257 miles of trails you can use for a thrilling hike through the forest. You'll also find some beaches here, so if it's a nice day take some time to enjoy the warmth of the sun as you gaze across the water.

- Carpinteria Valley Museum of History: Step back into the city's past at the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. An array of unique exhibits features displays on the three main cultures that have called this area home: the Chumash people, Spanish and Mexican settlers and pioneers. Admission is free, though there's a suggested donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children, so it's a budget-friendly outing. You'll see photographs, artifacts and more left my former inhabitants.

- El Fureidis: While you're in Montecito, visit El Fureidis, Little Paradise or Pleasure Gardens - depending on how it's translated. It's a 10,000 square foot historic estate built in 1906. El Fureidis was originally called the James Waldron Gillespie Estate after the original owner. It's one of only five homes designed by American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. The estate has been featured in a variety of postcards due to the beautiful Persian gardens and unique and stunning design.

- Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum: If you're a lover of all things literary, you won't want to miss out on Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Santa Barbara. It houses a collection of historical documents and manuscripts. The archives include works in literature, science, history, art and religion. Some of the artifacts include the original draft of the Bill of Rights, the original manuscript of "The Wedding March," Einstein's E = Mc2 formula, the "Thanksgiving Proclamation" signed by President George Washington, Webster's dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus and more than a million more rarities.

- Summerland Beach':' - Summerland Beach is a delightful strip of shore that's not usually too crowded, so you won't have to worry about fighting for a spot in the sand. Watch horseback riders mosey through the surf as you stretch out on your beach towel with a good book or dive into the sand and construct a brilliant sandcastle. This beach is popular among dog owners as well, so you can watch happy pooches playing with their owners and fetching balls out of the water.

- Rincon Beach: Rincon Beach is another excellent option in Carpinteria for spending a day in the sand and surf. It's a top spot for surfers, so you're sure to be treated to a show watching them catch the perfect wave. Relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun as you work on your tan or join the surfers in the water for a refreshing dip.

Shopping and Dining

- Camino Real Marketplace: If you're looking to shop in Goleta, head to Camino Real Marketplace where you'll find everything from large retail stores to smaller boutique shops and everything in between. It's a great spot to do a little retail therapy and pick up some exciting souvenirs to remember your trip. There are also a variety of dining opportunities here, so feel free to stop and refuel with a delicious meal. If you're looking to beat the heat, there's also a state-of-the-art theater.

- Summerland Beach Cafe: For one of the best breakfasts in the Santa Barbara area, head to Summerland Beach Cafe. There's plenty of charm and atmosphere housed in this 19th century Victorian home in addition to the delectable meals.Savor your breakfast or lunch indoors, out on the back patio with a wonderfully wooded backdrop or on the front porch as you gaze over downtown Summerland.

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